In honor of #ThxBirthControl Day, Ms. magazine sat down with Dr. Gillian Sealy, Dr. Megan Stubbs and Dr. Staci Tanouye to chat about birth control, why it matters, how it can be used for much more than controlling pregnancy, and more.
On Thanks, Birth Control Day, we give thanks for the many opportunities birth control has and continues to make possible for women, families and society since the Supreme Court made it legal for married women in 1965 and all women in 1972.
Until we start treating health care as a human right, we’ll continue to struggle to achieve equality and reproductive freedom.
Sexual and reproductive health advocates need to hold the Biden-Harris administration and congressional lawmakers accountable to undo the harms of the last four years, push for progressive and equitable policies, and make 2021 a turning point for sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice.
People of all faiths and religions want, need and use reproductive health care services—including access to abortion and contraception.
With the Affordable Care Act in the crosshairs at the Supreme Court, it behooves all of us to consider contraception and planned pregnancy a national concern. Men benefit, too.
We can save billions of dollars and increase the quality of lives by supporting birth control access through the ACA.
Current protections against sterilization without knowledge and consent are not working. One solution: Revise the consent form to acknowledge the historical trauma associated with forced sterilization.
There is perhaps no better (or eerier) reminder of the insidious, underlying idea that women are destined to be mothers than the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to fill RBG’s spot on the Supreme Court.
Barrett is not “the new face of feminism”; this is a repackaged misogyny guised behind a smiling mother—a mother that values this identity so much, she wants to create a world where giving birth is no longer a choice, but a legal mandate.
We must oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s appointment to the highest court. A judge who believes in authoritarianism over autonomy, appointed by a president who shamelessly shouts “good genes,” invoking the darkest chapters in our history and known to silence witnesses and be less than forthcoming with the truth, is an affront to our values.
The biases of poverty, sex and race have always motivated reproductive policing.
The U.S. needs a reproductive justice bill of rights—because without it, we continue to risk the gravest atrocities carried out with the official endorsement of the state on women and girls in the United States.